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Dish loses Cartoon Network, CNN and other Turner channels

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:37
Starting today, Dish customers will no longer have access to a number of networks from Turner Broadcasting, after both parties couldn't come to terms on a contract extension for these. Among the channels now removed from Dish's programming are:...

Stick this battery-powered Bluetooth light switch anywhere you want

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:00
There are myriad devices like the Philips Hue that can be controlled with a smartphone, but how about just... a switch? A company called Avi-on was thinking the same thing, so it created a movable Bluetooth dimmer switch that simply sticks to your...

Google's redesigned Play Music app offers stations that suit your mood

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:00
You know how there were hints that Google Play Music was about to get a Material Design makeover? As it turns out, that's just a small piece of what's in store. Google has updated its Play Music Android, iOS and web apps with a new Listen Now page...

Engadget and JetBlue will beam you to Expand!

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:00
We're sending one lucky Engadget reader (and a guest of choice) to Engadget Expand in New York City on November 7-8, thanks to our friends at JetBlue Airways and our sponsors. What's more, if you're one of the 10 runners-up, Suitable Technologies...

NPR: '80s ads are responsible for the lack of women coders

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:28
Back in the day, computer science was as legitimate a career path for women as in medicine, law or science. But in 1984, the number of females majoring in computing-related subjects began to fall, and is now as low as 20 percent compared to those...

Engadget giveaway: win an Oppo Find 7 courtesy of OppoStyle!

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:00
If you've been eager to test drive one of the many global smartphone brands that are starting to surface in the US, then this week's giveaway will put a smile on your face. OppoStyle, the official online store for all things Oppo, has given us its...

Razer's Nabu smart band nears launch with a trip to the FCC

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:31
You'd be forgiven if you don't remember Razer's Nabu smart band. The company unveiled the activity tracker at CES in January, only to delay the release to late spring... and then to remain mostly silent as that launch window came and went. At last,...

Verizon thinks that the prepaid phone market is dead, and that's okay

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:00
If your response to the question "How much money did Verizon make in the last quarter" was "$3.79 billion in net profit," then congratulations. Big Red can afford to feel quite smug about its performance in the last three months, finding 1.53 million...

Zepp's sports sensor is getting a boost from pro athletes

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:24
The tiny data-analyzing, multi-sport sensor from Zepp is about to get even better. Today, the company founded by former Apple product manager Jason Fass announced that the Zepp Baseball and Zepp Golf apps are adding support for video. Not only will...

Posting revenge porn could soon become a serious criminal offence

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:15
The posting of 'revenge porn' may become unequivocally illegal in England and Wales soon, after the House of Lords agreed yesterday the law should be amended to specifically include the practice. Currently, anyone that shares explicit images to...

Carvey's desktop carving machine lets anyone be an industrial designer

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:00
We love desktop 3D printers, except that it's hard to do anything useful with the flimsy, thermoplastic results. However, the folks at Inventables want to change that with Carvey, a home-based CNC machine that etches your designs on wood or brass....

Ferrari's hybrid commits sacrilege, rolls in electric-only mode

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 13:35
Pop quiz, hotshot. How much horsepower do you get with a 789HP V12 and 160HP electric motor? Any Ferrari fan knows the (insane) answer: 949. That's the total output from the $1.69 million hybrid LaFerrari, and Ferrari has always said that both motors...

In the developing world, the internet sleeps at night

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:52
Okay, so the internet never really sleeps, but in some parts of the world, people do switch their internet connections off at night. A team of researchers from the University of Southern California pinged 4 billion IP address every 11 minutes over...

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:07
So, you've taken a look at the new iPhones and iPads and thought to yourself: "Nah, it's time to see if the grass really is greener on the other side." Well, good timing, because Google has published a guide to help you switch from iOS to its newest...

Microsoft launches the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Europe

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:30
Microsoft pitches the Xbox One not as a run-of-the-mill games console, but as a fully fledged home entertainment hub. For most Americans, making use of the One's TV integration features is as simple as plugging the HDMI output from their set-top box...

Apple really doesn't want you to upgrade the Mac Mini

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:05
After the new-but-not-very-fresh iPad mini 3, the most disappointing part of Apple's recent show-and-tell was the $499 Mac mini -- the RAM is now soldered in, making it impossible to upgrade. iFixit has just revealed that the model has other...

ZBoard's back in your future with a hoverboard and high top bundle

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 10:08
Remember when we told you about HalloweenCostumes.com's officially-licensed light-up high tops from Back To The Future Part II? We joked that the kicks would have gone great with ZBoard's limited-edition Hoverboard that it produced for the Michael J....

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal on internet book sales

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:02
Amazon just found a way to put further pressure on Hachette in its ongoing pricing war: strike a deal with another publisher. The online retailer has forged a new agreement with Simon & Schuster that will keep the book giant's digital and physical...

Premium Tinder features will help you find love before hitting a new city

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 08:05
If you don't count buying a few drinks or other niceties, finding love on Tinder is essentially free, but it looks like that'll change come next month. The app's CEO and cofounder Sean Rad recently teased at Forbes' Under 30 event that new features...

You can now take Lyft and UberX cars to San Francisco's main airport

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 06:40
It was only a matter of time before San Francisco International Airport allowed direct visits from app-based ridesharing services besides Sidecar, and those floodgates have officially opened. Both Lyft and Uber (specifically, UberX and UberXL) now...

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